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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - BME6920

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2006-05-05
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1767 2006-04-05
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Chemical EN 210700000
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Bill Lee 9742136

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    BME 6920 Seminar in Biomedical Engineering

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    1 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    BME Seminar
    Course Online? Percentage Online


    Graduate standing in biomedical engineering or CI


    Course Description

    Seminar in biomedical engineering. Speakers will address current research topics in biomedical engineering, including biomechanics, cardivascular engineering, sensors, tissue engineering, and drug delivery. Can be repeated up to 3 total credits.

  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    This would be an addition to the growing biomedical engineering area. Most graduate programs have a for-credit seminar class to allow a forum where students and other faculty can discuss current research and other emerging issues in the discipline. It a

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    This would not be a required course for the major. However, the biomedical engineering program would have at least one semiar series per year, so the course would be offered annually. In addition to the biomedical engineering program, the seminars would be of interest to other engineering students, and students in Arts & Sciences and the Health Sciences.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    This course has been offered once (Spring 2006) under ECH 6931 (Special Topics).

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    The seminar coordinator can be any current faculty member in the biomedical engineering program.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    The seminar course will expose students to current research problems and projects in biomedical engineering. Students can examine current state-of-the-art research techniques, data analysis techniques, the art of data interpretation, and the general sequence of events associated with biomedical engineering research, particularly currently-active research projects.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Students will be able to understand that biomedical engineering research projects involve important skills such as experimental design, statistical considerations, and other analytical skills. Students will be able to understand that the research endeavor is challenging, usually interdisciplinary, and involves many people. Students will be able to understand that research projects require a thorough knowledge of previous research done in the area. Students will understand the value of scientific method, hypothesis formation, and alternative development. Students will gain insights into the problem solving activity and dealing with uncertainty.

    C. Major Topics

    The topics will very as the speakers vary. All topics will be directly related to research in biomedical engineering.

    D. Textbooks

    No textbook is required.

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports

  5. Course Concurrence Information

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